Funeral Director Code

IFSO sets high standards for its members, and member firms must abide by the Funeral Director Code.

The Funeral Director Code guides the actions, behaviour and standards of IFSO funeral home and supplier members. It is designed to help those in funeral service to act in the public interest and aspire to the highest professional standards.

The Funeral Director Code was developed in consultation with the wider funeral sector and consumer organisations. NAFD funeral home members are inspected against it by IFSO Quality, Risk and Compliance Managers and offered guidance and support in reaching the high standards it demands.

In Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Funeral Director Code of Practice comes into operation in March 2025, and, being legally binding, compliance with that Code takes precedence over any other Code. We are working hard to ensure the IFSO Code dovetails with the Scottish Code and that there are no conflicts and will amend our Code for Scottish members only where necessary.

Read the Code